Exploring emerging risks

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Extending Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to address emerging risks looks at how organisations identify, assess, and manage risks; what techniques they are using as the basis for determining response strategies that align with their strategy; and risk appetite and tolerance.

The paper proposes a 4-step framework organisations can use to better protect themselves and even further their strategies and objectives by embedding this discipline into their risk management culture:

  • Identify emerging risks relevant to the organisation
  • Assess the risk’s significance, interconnectedness with other risks, and implications to the business
  • Determine risk response strategies, considering collaboration with external parties
  • Routinely monitor emerging risks through effective use of indicators

The publication was launched at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters (28 January–1 February 2009), where PwC is a strategic partner.